Supplemental Instruction (SI)

WSU Vancouver offers academic support and assistance for a number of classes through the Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program.

Supplemental Instruction is a free academic support program available on campus whose purpose is to help you better understand concepts or applications of course content while improving your grades.

Weekly group study sessions are led by SI Leaders who facilitate weekly review sessions and offer assistance with course-specific subject matter.

All students enrolled in SI-supported courses are welcome to join the group study sessions throughout the semester.

Group study session schedule

SI Leaders

Most SI Leaders are junior and senior students who have content-competency and have successfully completed the courses they support. They possess and demonstrate effective study skills and help students maximize their potential for academic success.

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Group study session benefits:

  • earn a better grade
  • better understand course material
  • teach and learn from your classmates
  • develop effective study skills that can be applied to other classes

“Great job, thoroughly explaining topics! I felt like I completely understood energy conservation and how to find the center of mass after the SI session. They are awesome for explaining some of the most critical points in more layman's terms.”

—Supplemental Instruction participant


Group study session schedule*

CHEM 105: Principles of Chemistry I

SI Leader: Lena

CHEM 105 group study session schedule
Day Time Location
Monday 12:10 – 1 p.m. Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 16
Wednesday 12:10 – 1 p.m. Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 16
Friday 12:10 – 1 p.m. Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 16

CHEM 345: Organic Chemistry I1

SI Leader: Paige

CHEM 345 group study session schedule
Day Time Location
Monday 1:10 – 2 p.m. Science and Engineering Building, Room 12
Tuesday 1:10 – 2 p.m. Dengerink Administration Building, Room 129
Thursday 1:10 – 2 p.m. Dengerink Administration Building, Room 129

PHYS 101: General Physics

SI Leader: Christine

PHYS 101 group study session schedule
Day Time Location
Monday 1:10 – 2 p.m. Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 16
Wednesday 9:10 – 10 a.m. Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 1
Friday 1:10 – 2 p.m. Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 16

History 105 and 305: The Roots of Contemporary Issues

SI Leader: Joel

History 105 and 305 group study session schedule
Day Time Location
Monday 3:10 – 4 p.m. Library Building, Room 265
Tuesday 12:10 – 1 p.m. Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 214
Wednesday 3:10 – 4 p.m. Library Building, Room 265

*Schedules are subject to change.

  • Additional test/quiz prep sessions will be scheduled and announced in class.
  • For most up-to-date information, speak with the SI Leader in your class.